Another step toward understanding of high-temperature superconductivity
(Phys.org) —Superconductors can radically change energy management as we know it, but most are commercially unusable because they only work close to absolute zero. A research group at EPFL has now published ...
Squeezing light into metals: Team controls conductivity with inkjet printer
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity ...
New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture
University of Alberta researchers have found that abundant materials in the Earth's crust can be used to make inexpensive and easily manufactured nanoparticle-based solar cells.
Marriage of nanocarbon and nanostructured porous carbon for next-generation batteries
By hybridizing sp2 nanocarbon and nanostructured porous carbon, researchers have created a high-energy and high-power lithium-sulfur battery at Tsinghua University, appearing on Volume 24, Issue 19 of Adva ...
Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing
September 9, 2010 - In a paper published as the cover story of the September 9, 2010 Nature, researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet ...
How graphene and friends could harness the Sun's energy
(Phys.org) —Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one-atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices, scientists have revealed.
Third research team close to creating Majorana fermion
Start-up company aims to harness the full potential of producing electricity from waste heat
Researchers create rollerball-pen ink to draw circuits
Graphene ink created for ink-jet printing of electronic components
Building a better battery
A new battery technology provides double the energy storage at lower cost than the batteries that are used in handheld electronics, electric vehicles, aerospace and defence.
Disorder can improve the performance of plastic solar cells
Scientists have spent decades trying to build flexible plastic solar cells efficient enough to compete with conventional cells made of silicon. To boost performance, research groups have tried creating new ...
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing (w/ Video)
Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup. At present however, ...
Electric Yellowstone: Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought
University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The ...